Spain Grants Citizenship To Descendants Of Jews That Were Expelled From Country More Than 500 Years Ago

In 1492, in the era of Inquisition, thousands of Sephardic Jews were expelled from Spain by order of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella after refusing to convert to Catholicism. It is known as the Edict of Expulsion and referred to some as one of the darkest chapters in Spain’s history.

A special day of remediation has now been held between some of the descendants of expelled Jews and the Spanish government to help right the wrong from more than 500 years ago and erase a painful piece of history.

You can read more in an article at http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/05/10/spanish-citizenship-ceremony.

 

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ySTR DNA says that I might be one of these descendants but no paper pedigree before 1769

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